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AGC Updates - 8.4.17

Take a quick look at what's happening now at AGC Arkansas.
It's Been a Busy Summer at AGC
Take a look at the photos from some of our summer events and mark your calendars for what's next! Here's what's coming up next:
  • Aug 15 or 16: FREE Focus Four Hazard Safety Training
  • Set. 7: Communication for Construction Professionals
  • Sept. 27: Membership Luncheon with presentation from One Call
  • Oct. 12: Sporting Clays
  • Oct. 23: Knight Cashion AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament (see scholarship news below)
 
Needing Your Numbers
To better educate elected officials, policy makers and the public about the importance and economic impact of our state's construction community, we are asking ALL OF OUR MEMBERS to tell us how many employees/subcontractors they have working in Arkansas. Simply “reply” to this email with the number of employees engaged with your business. All employer/employee data will be kept confidential.  This information will be very helpful to us in our efforts to represent and serve our membership. Your response is much needed and will be greatly appreciated!
 
Focus Four Hazards in Construction—Safety Training
Construction workers make up approximately 4 percent of the country's work force, but account for nearly 20 percent of all job-related fatalities each year. Most of these accidents are preventable. AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry. Sign up now to attend this free training opportunity.
  • Dates/Times: August 15 or 16 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • FREE Lunch Provided
  • Training Location: AR Construction Education Foundation - 4421 West 61st Street, Little Rock
  • Contact Information: Joe Morgan - jmorgan@agcar.net or (501) 375-4436
  • Registration: Download and complete the registration form and return to Joe Morgan.
 
AGC Surveys
AGC of America is asking its members to take a few minutes to complete a workforce survey.  Your responses will help to better define employment problems and shortages to elected and appointed officials, the media, educators and the broader business community.  The more people who understand the scope, and consequences, of a tight construction labor market, the more likely they are to act on the measures in the national organization's Workforce Development Plan, which is designed to make it easier for school systems, local associations and private firms to establish career and technical education and training programs.
 
Also, be on the lookout for an AGC Arkansas membership survey. The Board reviewed at the recent Midyear Meeting, and we'll be getting survey information out soon. Input from our members is crucial as we strive to better serve and represent you!
 
Scholarship Recipients
Our Education Foundation received numerous impressive applications for college scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Below are those who were chosen to receive financial assistance totaling up to $17,000 for the upcoming school year:
  • Will Cluck – University of Arkansas
  • Joseph Eggburn – UALR
  • Chris Ellison – UALR
  • Emily Grant – UALR
  • Noah Hubert – John Brown University
  • Rachel Runnels – University of Arkansas-Pulaski Tech
  • Magen Schlesier – UALR
AGC of America's Education & Research Foundation recently announced the recipients for national scholarship dollars for the upcoming school year.  We are pleased to report that two undergraduate commercial building students in Arkansas have been awarded scholarships:
  • Juran Smith – UALR
  • Niklas Derungs – John Brown University
Make plans now to participate in the Knight Cashion Scholarship Golf Tournament on October 23 as a sponsor, team or player…details to come!

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